- Associated Press - Saturday, March 14, 2015

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - Residents of Ray Bradbury’s hometown in northern Illinois are sorting through nearly 100 proposals from sculptors, artists and fans on how to honor the author.

The exact location and shape of the planned memorial in Waukegan are still up in the air. Possibilities include a bronze or granite statue.

Richard Lee is director of the Waukegan Public Library and chairman of the committee. He says they’re “looking for ways to highlight (Bradbury’s) limitless imagination, his creativity and his timelessness.”

Bradbury was born in the Chicago suburb in 1920 and lived there until age 13. He died in 2012 at age 91.

Bradbury was known for fantasy and science fiction writings like “The Martian Chronicles” and the classic “Fahrenheit 451.” He left his personal collection of books to the Waukegan library.



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